Join Holly for even more weekly summer fun with physical computing for ages 13 – 16 where we’ll be learning how to use raspberry pi computers to create our very own mini soapbox racing cars.
As part of this course, students will receive a “coding box” including all of the tech needed* to design and create their own
Complete each of the fun and interactive lessons included in this five week course. All activities have been aligned to the KS3 & KS4 computing curriculum and include embedded concepts around algorithms, computational thinking, and problem solving – all of which can be applied in a range of other subjects.
Each group class is held in our Zoom classroom where Holly will be on camera, but also sharing a camera of her own project to help students navigate the hardware. Any parents wishing to discuss how classes work, please do get in touch.
What Does The Course Cover?
Week 1 – Tuesday 21st July (12 – 1pm): Introduction to Raspberry Pi & connecting to your computer
Week 2 – Tuesday 28th July (12 – 1pm): Designing the ‘soap dish’ car
Week 3 – Tuesday 4th August (12 – 1pm): Building & connecting car components
Week 4 – Tuesday 11th August (12 – 1pm): Coding & building movement (plus automation)
Week 5 – Tuesday 18th August (12 – 1pm): Code completion & course awards
What’s Included In The Box?
There are two options for course boxes, depending on whether you already have a Microbit from school or a previous course. You are of course welcome to purchase your own equipment:
Box 1 (course kit *excl. raspberry pi) £35.00
- Motor controller
- Battery Holder
- AA Batteries
- Distance Sensors
- Ball Caster
- Soapbox car materials
- Printed worksheets
Box 2 (full course kit) £70.00
- Everything in Box 1 PLUS
- Raspberry Pi Zero W
- Official Raspberry Pi Zero Case with flexible camera cable
- USB-microUSB adapter
- HDMI-miniHDMI adapter
- Pi Zero header and heatsink
- Panasonic MicroSD 16GB cl.10 UHS-I with SD adapter (Raspbian preinstalled)
How Much Does It Cost?
The course is charged at £12 per lesson (excludes the cost of equipment) per family. If you have more than one child that wishes to attend and are sharing the resource box, then the cost is the same. Where you are registering for a family with more than one child attending, please add all names to the “child’s name” box when booking.
There is an option to pay a deposit covering the cost of the tech box at the start of the course with weekly payments until the end of the course using our ‘Pay by Instalments’ button at checkout.
How Many Students Attend?
We will run the course if we have enrolments from three or more families, and have set a maximum family limit of 10 to enable Holly to give all students individual attention.